This is Demelza Two - so named because my previous Matchless (who is going to live on the Isle of Islay) was called Molly by her previous owners - but my beautiful cat is called Molly and you can't have two Mollies! My Molly being a pedigree Persian has a proper name which is Demelza Ivory, so my Matchless became Demelza and the new one Demelza Two!
Wednesday was a meeting of like minds, and more of yarn, knit and show with coffee and cake on the side. Ann like me is fond of pink and had recently been bemoaning the fact that there just wasn't enough pink in the shop updates of late. Sarah had recently acquired some Madtosh in Pop Rocks, a very in your face hot pink, which she brought alone for us to drool over! For those who thinks pink is pink think again! I had taken along some Magenta dyed yarn - and it was so not Pop Rocks
Now I know that monitors can vary but I hope that the difference is obvious - Pop Rocks is a hot pink and Lampre is a cool pink - or Pop Rocks is leans towards the hot reds and Lampre to the cool blues on the colour wheel. So naturally I had to try dyeing some hot pinks!
Top left is a Salmon Pink and nothing like I wanted, but the right hand two are definitely hot pinks, whilst bottom left is a little too red! In real life they are much closer to the hot pink I was after than perhaps this photo shows.....
Another challenge was, again pink, to produce shades of, in a similar way to these dinky balls of yarn
These are a BFL/Silk yarn, each ball is approx 130 metres and the colour/shade/hue gets lighter with each ball. Of course this would be much easier if I had six 100gram skeins that I could use. But I really don't want six sets of the same colour! So I had to base my calculations on one sixth of 100 - 16.6666grams which gives very nearly 130 metres when using a 800 metre of lace weight yarn.
Here are the first nine using a 1:10 solution of Aubergine.